The astonishing Manza
Pros : style, space, engine,
Cons : plastic and fabric quality
Tata has launched Manza with many upgradations and considering the features from its previous versions. When I got in for my first drive, I was impressed. The sedan has some of the most beautiful interiors. Also its features were higher than my expectations from any Tata car. The first view of the car was astonishing because of its style, finish and design that was really good looking but with the detailed view, I observed that the material was low quality plastic. Tata has adopted new engine which is smooth even at high speeds. Critical revolution indicator is the key safety feature of the car. Manza is very appreciable of the craftsmanship.
The exterior has dashing looks with ultimate styling, shapes, chrome and curves. But it disappoints with bad quality of plastic that has been used. The headlamps are excellently designed along with grills over which the symbol is neatly placed at the centre.
Manza has scored well because of its advanced features and interiors and is well known for the same. The advanced features that make it so impressive are the music system with USB and Bluetooth, instrument cluster, under seat storage, sufficient legroom and headroom and digital driver information system. Car has ample of space for 5 people. Power assisted rack and pinion type steering is equipped. Various safety features are enabled like ABS, central locking, collapsible steering, dual front airbags, pretensioners, crumple zones and remote keyless entry.
The engine is known for power and decent mileage performance however I found it noisy. The car has an excellent pickup and acceleration.
The overall performance of Manza is moderate. The diesel engine provides much good mileage as compared to petrol engine. The car however provides smoother performance with better and firm suspensions and good steering response.
The price of the car is quite worth as it stands over the expectations and disappoints in minute cases. The market poses some good competitors for Manza such as Toyota Etios and Hyundai Verna.